Family of murdered official of ruling NPP demands justice after fake informant drama

Mark Ofori

The family of the late Mark Ofori, treasurer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Takoradi Constituency of the Western region, is demanding for justice after a fake informant in the case was sentenced to six months in jail.

Ofori shot dead in his house at Fijai last month by some unknown persons. The family said it suspects that the incident is a case of contract killing and has placed a GH¢50,000 bounty on the head of the unknown killer.

On Tuesday a fake informant informed the police in the Western Region one Anthony Mensah, a resident of Amanful in Takoradi, suspected to have supplied the gun that was used to commit the crime. But it later turned out that, the police were deceived.

The fake informant was slapped with a six-month jail term.

Dillyx Ofori, sister of the late politician told Citi News that although they accept the sentencing of the fake informant, they look forward to the arrest of the assailant.

“We had some hope that something good will come out for justice to be served. We know we are not going to get our brother back but at least, when justice is served, it will help ease our pain. But it is rather unfortunate that, it turned out to be something else. This is a serious matter. So whatever the informant did, he decided to put himself into trouble.

“It is a mockery of us because we are deeply in pain and trouble. We don’t know why he did that and we are not happy about it as a family. This is like reopening our wounds. The police and the party have assured us of getting to the bottom of this matter. But for us as a family, we want to find out who did this thing”, she said.

By Emmanuel Amewugah, Daily Mail GH

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